The Department of Social Communications (DEPSOCOM) of the Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi was established to evangelize and promote the message of the gospel in the media. DEPSOCOM through the provision of technical support, continues to work with other Departments of the Diocesan Curia and Parishes of the Diocese in ensuring that the mission of the Church in relation to social communications are achieved.
The Department is responsible for the evangelization apostolate of the Diocese through the media and also for responding to all public inquiry regarding matters associated with the ministry of the Church and the Diocese.
The Department is responsible for disseminating information from the Office of the Local Ordinary. DEPSOCOM also supports other Departments of the Diocesan Curia in disseminating information to the public.
“The Church in her very nature is missionary, sent by Christ to all nations to make disciples of them”
Catechism of the Catholic Church 767
“Evangelization is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity, She exists in order to evangelize.”
Pope Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 14
“The pilgrim Church is missionary by her very nature, since it is from the mission of the Son and the mission of the Holy Spirit that she draws her origin, in accordance with the decree of God the Father”
Vatican Council II, Ad Gentes, 2
“It is the duty of the Church to proclaim always and everywhere the Gospel of Jesus Christ…”
Mindful of these imperatives, the Department for Pastoral and Social Communications is thus responsible for responding to all public inquiry regarding matters associated with the ministry of the Church and the Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi.
The principal communication tool of the Office of Social Communications is the diocesan website. The website is designed to be a reliable, thorough, and accessible place for information about the Catholic Church and the Diocese.
The Office oversees the publication of a bimonthly electronic newsletter on diocesan news, programs, and events.
The Office also streams live to Facebook, YouTube and the diocesan website the following:
1. Diocesan, parish and societal programs
2. Some selected National and International Catholic programs
Last but not the least, the Office operates both a diocesan online TV/Radio platforms under the name of SEKTADI TV and SEKTADI RADIO.